West

086_WEST_LOGO_REVThe West region is a hub for members across all sectors of engineering and who are based in Galway, Mayo or Roscommon. It represents many sectors of the industry, including third level education, local authorities, central government, contractors, companies, researchers and many more. The region provides CPD and social networking events for engineers of all grades and disciplines.

The Gaeltacht region of Galway and Mayo is also included in the West region and welcomes participation "as Gaeilge" with an annual  Leacht as Gaeilge.

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Irish-led consortium to capture tidal energy using a turbine made from recycled carbon fibre

As the world transitions to a clean, sustainable way of living, tidal energy has emerged as a reliable, predictable form of renewable energy that can be used to power our communities and industry, write Dr William Finnegan, Dr Thomas Flanagan, Patrick Cronin and Professor Jamie Goggins.

ENERGE: Cutting carbon emissions in the education sector

Climate change is an increasingly complex issue in modern society. To tackle this problem, European Union building energy directives and climate actions have established the need for long-term solutions regarding resource efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction. However, there is still a long way to go, write Raquel de Castro Rodrigues Lima, Edelle Doherty, Dmitry Brychkov, Gary Goggins, Louise Hannon, Marcus Keane, and Eoghan Clifford.

Digital transformation of Europe: How two Irish AI experts are leading the way

Deploying artificial intelligence successfully in Europe requires an integrated landscape for its adoption, and its development based on Europe’s unique characteristics, write Edward Curry of NUI Galway and Barry O’Sullivan of University College Cork.

Remote assessment: Creating, correcting and preventing collusion

As engineering academics work through this challenging year resulting from the continuing worldwide novel coronavirus pandemic, the Engineers Ireland Academic Society hosted its second webinar on October 28, 2020 on the topic 'Remote assessment: Creating, correcting and preventing collusion'.

Remote labs: The last frontier in online engineering education?

Institute of Technology Sligo moved quickly from being a typical campus-based college to being a global innovator in online learning without being particularly aware of it, writes Brian Mulligan. 

How remote and virtual laboratories aim to equip students for hands-off learning

As engineering lecturers prepare for the new year in third level, Engineers Ireland's Academic Society hosted a free webinar recently on the topic of Remote and virtual laboratories – equipping students for hands off learning.

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Joining the West region means keeping up-to-date with the latest industry developments and emerging trends, as well as accessing the best events in your area, all part of your CPD. You can meet with colleagues and industry experts, all the while getting timely updates on events taking place in the West region.

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Our committees arrange and host technical presentations, discussions, debate and social events in our regions and represent the group at liaison committee. If you are interested in being a part of this, please contact one of the team.

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